Most Commonly Confusing Words In English Part XII

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Most Commonly Confusing Words In English Part XII

I have collected a few most commonly confusing words. These words almost pronounced same but they have different meanings and so is different their use. Please keep in mind that in English language each word gives different meaning at different time depending upon its use. In this post I have just pointed out only that meaning of every word that can help you to keep their difference in mind. I hope you would like my effort. I have tried my best to avoid any mistake but still if you find any, please point out that by commenting in the comment box.

1 Difference between Statute and Stature:

Statute means a law passed by the parliament of a country while Stature means importance or size.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that Statute has ‘‘T’’ after ‘‘U’’ while Stature has ‘‘R’’ after ‘‘U’’.

2 Difference between Steal and Steel:

Steal means to take away something secretly while Steel means hard alloy of Carbon , Iron and other minute elements.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that Steal has one ‘‘E’’ after ‘‘T’’ and it has an ‘‘A’’ after ‘‘E’’ while Steel has two ‘‘E’’ and it do not contain an ‘‘A’’.

3 Difference between Straight and Strait:

Straight means direct or honest while Strait means a narrow passage in water.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that Straight has ‘‘G and H’’ after ‘‘I’’ while Strait has no ‘‘G and H’’.

4 Difference between Specious and Spacious:

Spacious means having much space or roomy while Specious means seem right or true but not really so.

The only difference between the two is that Spacious has an ‘‘A’’ after ‘‘P’’ while Specious has ‘‘E’’ instead of ‘‘A’’.

5 Difference between Stile and Style:

Stile means set of steps for climbing over a wall while Style means the manner of a person.

The difference between the two is that Stile has an ‘‘I’’ after ‘‘T’’ while Style has a ‘‘Y’’ after ‘‘T’’.

6 Difference between Team and Teem:

Team means a set of payers while Teem means to swarm.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that                Teem has two ‘‘E’’ after ‘‘T’’ while Team has single ‘‘E’’ followed by ‘‘A’’.

7 Difference between Tamper and Temper:

Tamper means to interfere with or to meddle while Temper means to mingle something in due proportion.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that Tamper has an ‘‘A’’ after ‘‘T’’ while Temper has an ‘‘E’’ instead of ‘‘A’’.

8 Difference between Vain and Vein:

Vain means value or result while Vein mean a blood vessel.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that Vain has an ‘‘A’’ after ‘‘V’’ while Vein has an ‘‘E’’ after ‘‘V’’.

 

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9 Difference between Vale and Veil:

Vale means valley while Veil means piece of cloth used by women for concealing face.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that Vale has ‘‘A’’ after ‘‘V’’ and it contain an ‘‘E’’ in the end while Veil has ‘‘E and I’’ instead of ‘‘A’’.

10 Difference between Waist and Waste:

Waist means part of the body between ribs and hips while Waste means to spoil.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that Waist has an ‘‘I’’ after ‘‘A’’ and it contain no ‘‘E’’ in the end while Waste has no ‘‘I’’ after ‘‘A’’ and it has an ‘‘E’’ in the end.

11 Difference between Way and Weigh:

Way means a passage while Weigh means to measure the weight of something.

12 Difference between Wait and Weight:

Wait means to stay where one is while Weight means how heavy a thing is.

13 Difference between Whet and Wet:

Whet means to sharpen while Wet means damp or rainy.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that Whet has an ‘‘H’’ after ‘‘W’’ while Wet has no ‘‘H’’.

14 Difference between Wave and Waive:

Wave means move to and fro or up and down while Waive means to forego.

To keep their difference in mind please remember that Waive has an ‘‘I’’ after ‘‘A’’ while Wave has no ‘‘I’’.

15 Difference between Weak and Week:

Weak mean have low strength while Week means seven days.

16 Difference between Vine and Wine

Vine means the slender stem of a trailing or climbing plant while Wine means alcohol.

 

 

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